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Kwark Undersuit

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by ScubaDanny, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. ScubaDanny

    ScubaDanny New Member

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    Hi everyone! (Happy late new year)
    I’m looking into this undersuit to replace the Otter one which I got with my drysuit last year.
    I heard very good things about it. Anyone has it or know the brand? I believe is from Poland but I only came across this product recently.
    https://scubaleeds.co.uk/products/kwark-navy-undersuit-mens

    Thanks
     
  2. nickb

    nickb Well-Known Member

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    I only know one person that's had anything negative to say about Kwark undersuits and he's a massive shill for Otter gear (and anything else he can ponce off kit suppliers in exchange for posting puff pieces on Facebook)

    I believe that John Shaw is still the UK importer of this kit - https://www.shaw-tek.com
     
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  3. Vanny

    Vanny Well-Known Member

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    Don’t use it , friends do , only heard good things.
     
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  4. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
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    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    KM?
     
  6. timmyg

    timmyg Super Moderator
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    I use one & have for a few years. I can also supply but as mentioned John Shaw is the UK importer.

    I also have the vest but I’ve never needed to use it.

    For info this with an O’Three RI2-100, my next suit will probably be a trilam but I equally know people who use the suits with a trilam & have no issues.

    TPG


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  7. ScubaDanny

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    Awesome thank you all !!
     
  8. Doomanic

    Doomanic Dinosaur Wrangler
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    @Zubar has one. He really rates it and it's the only undersuit he's tried that stops him shaking like a shitting dog after every dive.
     
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    Happy with mine.

    In winter I layer it with thin motorcycle thermals and a 4th Element vest thing. That will do me for an hour in 6degC with only cold hands & feet. I do use a heated vest for longer/colder dives or just extra snugness.

    I have some plans that would see me spending several hours in <6degC one day (hopefully). For those I’ll probably invest in one of the big Santi undersuits.
     
  10. nickb

    nickb Well-Known Member

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    Those are not the initials of the person I'm talking about
     
  11. Harvey-NG

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    Same as others, don't use it personally, but only ever heard positive stuff. Like the FE arctics, but better.
     
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  12. Wibble

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    Minor thing about the FE Arctics. Found the trousers tended to slip down in the drysuit. Took them to a clothes mending shop and had them add some braces which made all the difference. Tip: cross the braces over otherwise they fall off your shoulders.
     
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  13. Harvey-NG

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    Hmmm I used to use FE arctics, never had a problem with the trousers slipping down, but trying to stop the top riding up was a pain in the ass.

    Do quark do an all in one by chance?

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  14. timmyg

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    The trouser issue tends to affect those of a less athletic build, think Weeble rather than Action Man.
     
  16. Wibble

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    The Arctic Expedition trousers -- which I have -- are quite different to the standard Arctic.
     
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